The innovative use of frontier technology such as artificial intelligence, drones and blockchains carries significant promise for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3. Indeed, the ability to quickly assess, invest and grow open-source technology solutions shows enormous potential to positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable children. In recent years, the availability of big data on human behaviors combined with environmental measurements has led to great advances in predicting how and where epidemic diseases such as Ebola and Zika spread. Open source applications, data, algorithms, platforms and protocols can be valuable in ensuring a healthier and better future for all.
Takeda’s partnership with UNICEF will invest in 25 health-focused and drone startups to develop, realize and scale cutting-edge solutions for children, and scale artificial intelligence-based epidemiological modeling in 3 countries.
Budget: 1 billion yen
Term: 5 years
Empower Cities to Deliver Quality and Equitable Cancer Care
Global Access Program for the Most Neglected Patients
Transforming the Lives of Children with Serious Illness, and Their Families
Immunization and Universal Health Coverage